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globalization

[gloh-buh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌgloʊ bə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of globalizing, or extending to other or all parts of the world:
the globalization of manufacturing.
2.
worldwide integration and development:
Globablization has resulted in the loss of some individual cultural identities.
Also, especially British, globalisation.
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Spanish Words for globalization
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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  • They say globalization is a catastrophe for the poor.
British Dictionary definitions for globalization

globalization

/ˌɡləʊbəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the process enabling financial and investment markets to operate internationally, largely as a result of deregulation and improved communications
2.
the emergence since the 1980s of a single world market dominated by multinational companies, leading to a diminishing capacity for national governments to control their economies
3.
the process by which a company, etc, expands to operate internationally
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Word Origin and History for globalization
n.

1961, from globalize, which is attested at least from 1953 in various senses; the main modern one, with reference to global economic systems, emerged 1959.

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Encyclopedia Article for globalization

globalisation

In 2000 the media were full of references to globalization of the economy, communications-even politics and military affairs. Large crowds turned out to protest meetings such as that of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle, Wash., in 1999 or called attention to International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies in granting loans to struggling economies. What were these protests all about?

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